Director of Products
Our client is looking for an experienced Director of Products, this role will be responsible for defining, articulating, driving the product strategy of the company and in conjunction with senior leadership team of the business, ensuring delivery of both operational objectives in year and determining the company’s future (12 months plus).
Using extensive knowledge and relationships within the industry you should set the requirements across the full spectrum of technology opportunities, including technical support, integrations, player and customer tools & products. Ensuring there is alignment with all of the business verticals, vendor suppliers and delivered in agreement to the overall strategy of Microgaming
Develop and maintain a product strategy plan for 12 months+ horizon for the business – which identifies the priority requirements and trends to be delivered in each of years 2, 3 and 4.
All product market requirements and opportunities for years 1+ are understood, commercially assessed and prioritised within the plan.
The plan must include an assessment of what the commercial potential is for each opportunity and how it will be delivered in conjunction with the companys leadership team.
Responsible for the five team verticals to determine the optimal in year objective delivery strategy and execution on time.
Understand and map the product landscape – be close to the market and customers. Identify and track competitor performance, plans and directions as well as understanding existing customer product priorities, frustrations and plans.
Develop with the senior leadership team a product strategy plan for years 1+, identifying the potential synergies and alignment to ensure maximum commercial success and execution with key operational teams.
Develop a process to ensure that innovation with regards to product is embedded into the culture, and with all other Directors and customer cultures. The process must enable Innovation in the product space to come from every quarter of the business and must have a robust process to allow that innovation to flow, be evaluated effectively and fed efficiently into the product development roadmap.
Identify and contribute to understanding and prioritising the value adds/product development focused on maximising content adoption / usage
Monitor, measure and report on, key issues, opportunities, development plans and achievements, and provide solutions to ensure company growth and sustainability
Role model for the values and behaviours of the organisation, actively working to ensure the culture of the business reflects the stated aims of the organisation.
Delegate responsibilities to the teams, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance
Create, recommend and manage organizational structures and resource requirements
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to work across multiple functions
Outstanding communicator, both written and verbal, with an ability to simply and concisely explain complex issues
Exceptional leadership, business and interpersonal skills
Ability to work to tight and often changing timescales.
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to set business targets, time lines, plans and financial targets
Be able to motivate and engage employees, teams and departments
Strong negotiation skills
Ability to be self-motivated, flexible and tactical
Gravitas to garner the fidelity, esteem and confidence of employees
Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
Able to contribute, debate and challenge at both a strategic and operational level.
Creative with the ability to look for innovative, non-standard solutions
Experience and education
Proven experience within a Senior Management role within the gaming industry
A deep understanding of content, particularly casino content in the e-gaming business.
At least 3 years’ experience at a senior level in either B2B or B2C in the casino segment of gaming
Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and operational plans
Previous experience of delivering operations against business KPI’s
Strong knowledge of market changes and forces that influence the industry
Broad leadership experience, within a B2B or B2C environment with a proven track record of high performance
Experience working with external c-level partners and an understanding of consumer products and platforms
MB/Degree or equivalent would be preferred, but not essential
Betting Connections was founded at the beginning of 2010 as a response to an identified demand in the market for a true recruitment consultancy within the iGaming industry.
With dedicated recruitment specialist teams for IT, Multilingual and Gaming Specialists; we pride ourselves on our ability to fully understand the needs of both our clients and candidates, building long term relationships that are mutually beneficial to all. We achieve this by investing the time to get to know candidates and clients on a personal level, and by drawing on our extensive knowledge of both the iGaming and recruitment industries. This highly tailored approach to recruitment ensures that we know exactly what individuals are looking for and allows us to match the correct profile to the correct role, helping employers to grow their companies and individuals to develop their careers.
We operate throughout Europe and all of the major iGaming hubs across the globe, providing support for the industry’s leading operators and suppliers. We are 100% committed to making that perfect match between employers and job seekers across all functions within the industry, ranging from entry level to senior level positions.